Nib + Ink Modern Calligraphy Book

Nib + Ink is written and illustrated by lettering artist Chiara Perano, and published by Ebury, Penguin Random House in March 2016. It is also available from Abrams Noterie in the US, and as a Dutch version.

Writing directly into the book, you will learn to play with type, get creative with letterforms and fall in love with handwriting again. Taking you letter by letter through the modern calligraphy basics, Nib + Ink teaches you...

  • How to use essential modern calligraphy equipment

  • Mark making drills and shapes

  • A modern calligraphy alphabet with a variation of styles to practise with

  • Guidance on joining letters, spacing and pacing

  • How to create flourishes, finishes and decoration

  • Simple projects from chalkboards and framed quotes to setting an envelope

  • Stationery ideas for weddings, parties and table settings

  • Troubleshooting tips, FAQs, stockists and resources

Discover exciting, creative and interesting ways to personalise your stationery, add a flourish to your correspondence and develop your own unique style of modern calligraphy.  

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Click here to download your Nib + Ink lined guide sheets. You'll just need to print the PDF off on A4 paper, and place it under your writing paper to practise.